Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Red Sox vs. Astros

Red Sox vs. Astros

The TBS telecast of ALCS Game 1 between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox generated the top program of the day across all of cable and broadcast TV based on metered market delivery.

Andrew Benintendi was called out on strikes to end the fifth on a 3-2 pitch that was a tad outside.

That Sale kept the Astros at bay and finished somewhat strong are the only positives for Boston from an otherwise gloomy outing-four innings, one hit, two runs, four walks, five strikeouts and just 58% of his pitches going for strikes. Verlander gave up a hit, walked three, and wild-pitched in a run in the fifth and was lucky to get a call the helped him out of the inning. Entering yesterday's ALCS opener against the Red Sox, the Astros' hot-hitting outfielder had hit safely in his last nine playoff games with the team, a streak that extended all the way back to Game 1 of the 2017 World Series. While Game 2 starter Gerrit Cole makes for a formidable follow-up to Verlander, Houston's bullpen is the one, clear-cut, difference between the two teams. Game 1 can't have an ejection. By the time it made its way back into the vicinity of the infield, the Astros were already standing atop a two-run lead. Josh Reddick hit a solo homer to lead off the ninth, and Yuli Gurriel curled a three-run shot into the front row beyond the Pesky Pole to give the defending World Series champions their fifth straight postseason victory.

He wasn't wrong as the Red Sox had next to no offence (just three hits), were sloppy defensively (sound familiar, Jays fans?) and saw pitchers combined to allow 10 walks and hit three batters.

"That was the pitch the changed the whole game", he said.

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"That inning I had kind of lost my feel a bit".

Many in Boston's vociferous media chattering class called for Price to be pulled from the rotation and wondered why a guy with such a bummer of a playoff history was given the start in the first place.

When the Astros opened the scoring in the second with a pair of runs off Sale, the rally started with two outs and went like this: Walk, walk, hit by pitch, walk, single. They've also burned a Chris Sale start. Cora insisted that he had faith in Price, and he told the 2012 AL Cy Young victor as much after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in the previous round. To be able to get out of that inning and keep us tied that was to me, the ballgame.

Price, 16-7 in this year's regular season, has two postseason wins in relief in his career.

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